Rwandan mothers best in breastfeeding- report

Rwanda, Kenya HNN Team

“Breastfeeding is not only crucial for tackling malnutrition and saving children’s lives, it also has the potential to have tangible impacts on the economic and social development of countries across Africa.”

Bangladesh summit holds parliaments ‘accountable’ for maternal mortality

Nigeria, Bangladesh, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Malawi, Philippines, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya HNN Team

The Inter-Parlimentary Union organized a summit for MP’s from ten countries to discuss ways in which they could assume more accountability for maternal and newborn health concerns. 

Transforming Maternal and Newborn Health with Mobile Technology

Rwanda HNN Team

The use of mobile phones has helped community health workers track pregnant women, report on dangers or complications during pregnancies, monitor antenatal care, and identify and refer women at risk.

Rwanda: Deliveries at health centres up by 75 percent – report

Rwanda HNN Team

New data indicates that institutional deliveries in Rwanada moved from 30 percent in 2005 to 75 percent in 2012. The upward trend was attributed to efforts to decentralise health services by setting up health posts closer to where women live for better access. 

Inadequate care during pregnancy and birth exacting deadly toll

Rwanda HNN Team

The lives of thousands of women could be saved if they were able to access antenatal care and give birth in health centres, according to new Guttmacher Institute report.

Nigeria and State of the World’s Mothers Report

Nigeria, Rwanda HNN Team

Nigeria’s performance in improving maternal and newborn survival in an international context needs to be addressed. 

Educating Mothers to End South Africa’s Newborn Deaths

Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa HNN Team

Despite remarkable changes in the levels of understanding of newborn mortality and prevention methods, newborns continue to die and now account for more than 40 percent of all under five deaths. 

Global groups say fight to improve newborn health is advancing

Bangladesh, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa HNN Team

International healthcare organisations on Monday noted progress in the global fight against deaths among newborns and stunted growth due to malnutrition, but said further support was needed.

Roadmap to tackle newborn deaths

Nepal, Bangladesh, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa HNN Team

The Global Newborn Action Plan (GNAP) comes as countries make their final push towards the Millennium Development Goals. GNAP is defined as a high-level roadmap that focuses specifically on newborn health.  

Rwanda: Health Centres to Get Kangaroo Mothercare System

Rwanda HNN Team

After a successful rollout of the Kangaroo mothercare system in all 27 district hospitals in the country, officials are now targeting health centres countrywide.